Texas Matters: Veteran Journalist Jorge Ramos On President Trump

Mar 2, 2018

On this episode of "Texas Matters," Texas Public Radio contributor Yvette Benavides talks to Jorge Ramos, the lead news anchor for the Spanish-language network Univision.

Ramos has won numerous awards for excellence in journalism, including a Cabot Prize and has been named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential people in the world. 


On July 25, 2015, presidential candidate Donald Trump held a press conference in Dubuque, Iowa, and Ramos attempted to ask a question. 

TRUMP: Excuse me. Sit down. You weren't called. Sit down. Sit down.

RAMOS: I have the right to ask a question.

TRUMP: Go back to Univision.

Ramos was thrown out of the press conference but was eventually allowed back in and then engaged in a heated exchange with Trump about the candidate’s proposed immigration policies.

This clash led Ramos to produce a documentary called “Hate Rising“ that explores the rise in racist hate speech and violence since the launch of the Trump campaign. And he’s recently written a memoir called “Stranger: The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant In the Trump Era.”

David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org or on Twitter @DavidMartinDavi